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The stage musical Man Of La Mancha is playing at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of almost two and a half years.
The musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring Zero Mostel, is performed at The Majestic Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run continuously (but at three different theatres) until 1972 notching up 3,242 performances.
Hallelujah Baby!, starring Leslie Uggams, is presented at The Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 293 performances.The musical
Engelbert Humperdinck is appearing in a season as Robinson Crusoe in pantomime at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a three-week engagement at Harrah's, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Ed Ames is playing during a three-week engagement at The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Georgie Fame is playing during a three-week season at The Mayfair Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, Gladys Knight And The Pips, The Marvelettes, Willie Tyler And Lester, The Contours, Chris Clark and Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers are playing during the second five nights of the annual Motor Town Revue at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The rock musical Your Own Thing is presented at The Orpheum Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 937 performances.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 performances.
Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.The controversial hippy musical,
The rock musical Hair (which includes a scene with a fully nude cast) is presented during a run of 1,997 performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe. The cast includes Marsha Hunt, Paul Nicholas, Sonja Kristina and Jimmy Winston.
The Byrds play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Muddy Waters and Fleetwood Mac.
Jethro Tull play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK, supported by Savoy Brown. John Peel is deejay for the night.
The Guy Lombardo Orchestra plays at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Small Faces, Spooky Tooth, Joe Cocker, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Amen Corner, The Gun, The Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band and Alexis Korner. It is best-remembered, however, as the gig at which vocalist Steve Marriott walks out on The Small Faces, and goes off to form Humble Pie.The Giant New Year's Eve Gala Pop and Blues Party is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK. The event features The
Muddy Waters plays at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, on a bill with The Byrds and Fleetwood Mac.
The Chambers Brothers and Mother Earth play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA. Lights are provided by The Joshua Light Show.
Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd brings in the New Year taking LSD at a cottage owned by his manager on the Black Hill in Wales.
Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead, Santana and It's A Beautiful Day play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA. This proves to be Gary Duncan's last show with Quicksilver Messenger Service.
Led Zeppelin debut LP to Peter Frampton in Paris, France, Europe. The music will powerfully influence Frampton who, in the coming days, will form his new band Humble Pie, with former Small Faces leader Steve Marriott.Producer Glyn Johns plays the as yet unreleased Read More
A riot by radical students erupts during a gig by Shirley Bassey and Bongusto Fred at La Bussola Versilia [The Compass], a nightclub on the seafront of Marina di Pietrasanta in the village of Le Focette near Via Reggio, Italy, Europe. The violent clashes with police last all night, resulting in a total of fourteen people being injured, including a student, Soriano Ceccanti, who is hit by a bullet at the base of the neck, paralysing him for life.
Elvis Presley holds a New Year's party in the Thunderbird Lounge, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.